"Beautiful Disaster" as written by Jonathan Michael Mclaughlin and Jamie Houston....
Today seems like a good day to burn a bridge or two
The one with old wood creaking that would burn away right on cue
I try to be not like that but some people really suck
Some people need to get the axing chalk it up to bad luck
I know a drugstore cowgirl so afraid of getting bored
She's always running from something so many things ignored
I might do that stuff if it didn't make me feel like shit
I'm on some old reality tip so many trips in it

Beautiful disaster
Flyin' down the street again
I tried to keep up
You wore me out and left me ate up
Now I wish you all the luck
You're a butterfly in the wind without a care
A pretty train crash to me and I can't care
I do I don't whatever

I know a drugstore cowgirl so afraid of getting bored
She's always running from something so many things ignored
I try to be not like this but I thought it'd make a good song
There's nothing to see shows over people just move along


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Beautiful Disaster" as written by Nicholas Hexum

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentI agree with both of you...it's about a guy who wants to help a girl out, but in time he learns that she's way beyond help...and he realizes that he just has to let go. This is my personal favorite 311 song ;)
    BeautifulDisasteron April 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA song about how someone can be so beautiful yet they can do so much damage to you if you're not careful
    Locuston January 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit seems to be about a goregeous person, who was on the edge into drugs and what not... the guy trys to keep up with her and calm her down, but she is to blind to change... and he can't get involved in sumthing he knows will end up bad
    super Don January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great 311 song i can't really say anything else that hasn't been said, but one of their best songs !
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like everything about this song the sound and the lyrics. It's just the best!!
    binkieon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds beautiful. I love the way he sings so mellow and I absolutely love the guitar solos. Greatest song I've heard from them so far. I've just gotten into 311.
    Aerionon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif u have just gotten into 311, this is jsut het tip of the iceberg. enjoi your ride :)
    ate_16amon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is deeper than it appears on the surface.. im not good at reading into thing.. but this song is just great... this is one on my fav. 311 songs ever!!!!
    PiXiEjEnN311on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Today seems like a good day to burn a bridge or two.
    The one with old wood creaking that would burn away right on cue". - This refers to a crossroads you've come to. There are two ways over the river and you can only take one. One is going to collapse easy, the other is the high road. She chooses to drag him down the rickety bridge with her and he tries to chase her and keep her back until he realizes he can't do a thing about it.

    I'd analyze the rest of the song and whatnot if I didn't feel like listening to it! ;)...311 rocks the pants off your grandma!
    hednirvanaon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I try to be not like that but some people really suck"
    I agree with everyone's interpretations & I think they were said very well. I also think this song's about just going nuts and you wish bad things on people and you hate it and feel guilty about it but some people really suck. "Today seems like a good day to burn a bridge or two" ..sometimes you just to fuck things up. Hope this makes sense!
    OmahaStylee311on July 12, 2002   Link

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